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The Most Beautiful Love Quotes

By Nicolas | November 20, 2023 

Welcome to the enchanting realm of love, where words transform into caresses and phrases into kisses. In this article, we navigate the intricacies of this universal emotion through a thoughtfully curated collection of the most exquisite quotes on love. From romantic luminosity to emotional depths, each quote presents a unique perspective on what stirs our hearts, encouraging us to cherish, dream, and feel. Prepare to embark on a poetic journey, where writers, philosophers, artists, and thinkers breathe life into love through words as captivating as the emotion itself.

Love Quotes

"To love a woman, it is not enough that she pleases us; all the others must have ceased to please us." (Sacha Guitry)

 

"When one loves deeply, seeing the beloved person is always a novelty." (Blaise Pascal)

 

"There is always a bit of madness in love, but there is always a bit of reason in madness." (Friedrich Nietzsche)

 

"Nothing is small when one loves much, and nothing is great when one loves little." (Duguet)

 

"The greatest happiness after loving is confessing one's love." (André Gide)

 

"There are not six or seven wonders in the world. There is only one: love." (Jacques Prévert)

 

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." (Aristotle)

 

"To love is to bring the other to one's highest level." (Virginia Woolf)

 

"Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, protects you from age." (Jeanne Moreau)

"Love never demands; it always gives." (Gandhi)

 

"A kiss in love is like a thermometer in medicine. Without it, one would never fully realize the gravity of their condition." (Pierre Daninos)

 

"To love is to know how to say 'I love you' without speaking." (Victor Hugo)

"Love remains the singular force that transforms an individual into an extraordinary and irreplaceable being." (Francesco Alberoni)

"And what is truly beautiful is that words of love are followed by silences of love." (Edgar Morin)

"To love is to no longer have the right to the sun of everyone. You have your own." (Marcel Jouhandeau)

"Love has no age: it is always in the process of being born." (Blaise Pascal)

"For a love to be unforgettable, chance must join them from the very first moment."

"Love is the only passion that pays itself with a currency it manufactures itself." (Stendhal)

"To love well is to love madly." (André Suarès)

"Love is creative: it grows and begets beauty, harmony, and unity." (Eileen Caddy)

"To love someone is to lend an ear unconditionally to their values and needs, without prejudice." (Denis Waitley)

"Between one love and the next, it is decent to go through a period of quarantine with a third." (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)

"Love is like an hourglass: the heart fills as the brain empties." (Philippe Geluck)

"Falling in love is like falling upwards, it gives wings but beware of the landing!" (Noël Audet)

"Love is a journey to the limits of oneself." (Hélène Ouvrard)

"To love is to prefer someone else to oneself." (Paul Léautaud)

"To be happy is a disposition. You cannot be happy in love if you do not have a disposition to be happy." (Yasmina Reza)

"Love is the best inspiration and motivation for a human being." (Denis St-Pierre)

"Before being effectively dead" (and in this case, the thing becomes impossible), it is difficult to consider anyone as the great love of one's life." (Alain de Botton)

"Love consoles everything, even the sorrows it causes." (Roch-Pierre Paillard)

"Misogynist, that is to say, in love with the first comer." (Jules Renard)

"To be in love is to be like a fire, you burn, you dance, you explode inside." (Jacques Salomé)

"Love is the wisdom of fools and the madness of sages." (Samuel Johnson)

"Do not call any living being unhappy. Even a love not paid back has its rainbow." (James Matthew Barré)

"Love is knowing everything about someone and still wanting to be with them more than any other person." (Albert Einstein)

"It is impossible to love a second time what one has truly stopped loving." (François de La Rochefoucauld)

"In love, constraining someone is crushing them; on the contrary, conquering them is setting them free." (Reine Malouin)

"The more perfect love is, the greater the madness, and the more sensitive the happiness." (Érasme)

"All lovers are twelve years old, hence the fury of adults." (Philippe Sollers)

"One doesn't easily rid oneself of a love, even if experienced for just a few days." (Ubald Paquin)

"We transform our hand by placing it in another." (Paul Eluard)

"Women become exactly what they are in the minds of the men who love them." (Friedrich Nietzsche)

"Love is a poignant story, always fatal for someone." (François Hertel)

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." (Lao Tseu)

"Love is the wonderful chance that someone else still loves you when you can no longer love yourself." (Jean Guéhenno)

"No matter how fervently one fills their heart with some foolish love, desire is sometimes less than happiness." (Alfred de Musset)

"Love is the sunshine of the soul; it's your hand in mine, gently forgotten." (Victor Hugo)

"The first sign of true love in a young man is shyness; in a young girl, it's boldness." (Victor Hugo)

"Between love and reason, there's the same difference as between poetry and science!" (Jules Simon)

"Man wants to be the first love of a woman, while a woman wants to be the last love of a man." (Oscar Wilde)

"Love, even outside of marriage, is always moral; a marriage without love is always immoral." (Ellen Kay)

"Unrequited love is a question without an answer." (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

"It's a very impoverished love that can be measured." (William Shakespeare)

"Experience shows us that to love is not to gaze at each other but to look together in the same direction." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

"Love is a wild force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us lost and confused." (Paulo Coelho)

"To love is to find one's happiness in the joy of others." (Gottfried Leibniz)

"Love begins with the dazzle of a soul that expected nothing and concludes with the disappointment of an ego that demands everything." (Gustave Thibon)

"Every love thinks of the instant and eternity, but never of duration." (Friedrich Nietzsche)

"The gift of gifts is love. Everything else—money, fame—is just consolation prizes." (Claude Lelouch)

"Fantasized love is much better than lived love. Not acting on it is very exciting." (Andy Warhol)

"Nothing is closer to the marvelous than the sensation of loving." (Romain Guilleaumes)

"Unhappy love is still a happiness." (Adélaïde Dufrenoy)

"Unawareness, in love as in business, comes at a high cost." (Pierre Filion)

"Love is waiting for someone forever... An adventure is waiting for someone only since you've known them." (Voltaire)

"For those who know how to love well, nothing is impossible." (Pierre Corneille)

"If I had known I loved her so much, I would have loved her even more." (Frédéric Dard)

"In early youth, we love a woman because she is a woman; it is only later that we love her because she is herself." (Alphonse Karr)

"Anyone who takes a hundred steps without love is walking to their own funeral." (Walt Whitman)

"The feeling of love is measured by the extent of longing, by the feverish state in which the absence of the other plunges us." (Francine Noël)

"One who loves expecting to be paid back wastes their time." (Paulo Coelho)

"To love is the only activity that makes us better than ourselves." (Alexandre Jardin)

"Love is an alchemist: a lover is almost always a person who, having found a piece of coal, holds it preciously in their pocket, saying: It's a diamond!" (Alphonse Karr)

"People should fall in love with their eyes closed." (William Shakespeare)

"If you love, it is not that love that becomes part of your destiny; it is the self-awareness you will have found at the heart of that love that will change your life." (Maurice Maeterlinck)

"The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death." (Oscar Wilde)

"True love knows neither suspicion nor distrust." (George Sand)

"The initial choice in love is not really permitted to the extent that it exceptionally tends to impose itself; it occurs in an atmosphere of no choice." (André Breton)

"What is love if not to understand and rejoice in seeing someone else live, act, and feel differently from us, sometimes even the opposite?" (Friedrich Nietzsche)

"When one is loved, one doubts nothing; when one loves, one doubts everything." (Colette Amour)

"True love begins where it expects nothing in return. True love, unconditional love, has no expectations. The more unconditional love you give, the more you have." (Antoine de St-Exupéry)

"The secret to happiness in love is not to be blind but to know when to close your eyes." (Simone Signoret)

"Shared true love is free from worry. It knows its strength." (Jacques Chardonne)

"In love, there is the grace of certainty." (Iris Murdoch)

"Love without eternity is called anguish; eternity without love is called hell." (Gustave Thibon)

"True love is built on understanding, trust, and mutual respect, not merely on emotions or feelings." (Septentrion)

"It's not love that should have been painted blind; it's self-love." (Voltaire)

"True love is when silence is no longer awkward." (Jean-Jacques Goldman)

"There is nothing more atrocious than a love that does not reach its goal; one that reaches it too quickly is even more so." (Paul Gadenne)

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible; it cannot be observed or measured, yet powerful enough to transform you in an instant and offer more joy than any material possession." (Barbara De Angelis)

"Modesty is a veil worn out of love for only one person before whom we are immodest." (Hubert Aquin)

"Love that economizes is never true love." (Honoré de Balzac)

"Men speak of their love before feeling it; women confess theirs only after proving it." (Nicolas-Valentin de Latena)

"To love is not to know but to burn." (Emmanuel Carrère)

"We never know why we fall in love with someone; it is even in that recognition that we love." (Francis de Croisset)

"There is only one reality that makes a human capable of performing miracles, and that is love." (Jean-François Jacob)

"Eternal love can last only one night because eternity is not what makes something last but what abolishes duration." (Emmanuelle Arsan)

"To love is not to renounce one's freedom but to give it meaning." (Marc Levy)

"Love is a spontaneous herb and not a garden plant." (Ippolito Nievo)

"The birth and death of love may always occur in the same way, just as children and the elderly resemble each other. In between, there must be a garden or a desert; some scream, others sing." (André Langevin)

"Believe it, true love is eternal, infinite, always the same; it is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations; it shows itself with white hair, always young at heart." (Honoré de Balzac)

"There is only one remedy for love: to love even more." (Henry David Thoreau)

"In love, the one who heals first is always the better healed." (François de La Rochefoucauld)

"When there is marriage without love, there is love without marriage." (Benjamin Franklin)

"Love is so rare that, when it reaches us, we must not spare ourselves; we must give ourselves body and soul." (Tahar Ben Jelloun)

"People difficult to love represent a challenge, and it is this challenge that makes them easier to love. It pushes you. Those who want easy love don't really want love." (Rachel Kushner)

"When love is present, everything one does is right; everything one does is correct." (Jean Gastaldi)

"Next to the woman you love, a celestial fragrance emanates; it is no longer air but love that you breathe." (Alphonse Karr)

"Love consists of being foolish together." (Paul Valéry)

"The whole world may love you, but that love will not make you happy. Only the love that comes from within you will make you happy." (Don Miguel Ruiz)

"In life, we have only one great love, and all those that come before are trial loves, and all those that come after are catch-up loves." (Frédéric Beigbeder)

"A first love roots deep in the heart, choking even the germs of previous feelings." (Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam)

"Love without love is nothing." (Joe Dassin)

"The memory of a past love, when it remains strongly in memory, is no less absorbing than that love itself was." (Jean-Louis Vaudoyer)

"The fires of love sometimes leave behind ashes of friendship." (Henri de Régnier)

"When a woman commits to loving you, don't always believe her. But when she commits not to love you, well! Don't believe her too much either." (Édouard Bourdet)

"Is there a more delightful love than a condemned love?" (Jim Fergus)

"When you love someone, you always have something to say or write to them, until the end of time." (Christian Bobin)

 

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